Politics

Maroun, Dumas elected as lone Republicans on Franklin County board

TUPPER LAKE — In a long day of voting marked by many GOP victories, Republicans Paul Maroun and Andrea Dumas were elected to two of the seven seats on the Franklin County Board of Legislators. - Maroun wins District 6 - The towns of Tupper Lake and Santa Clara chose to ...

Tupper Lakers elect Hollingsworth, Maroun for village board

TUPPER LAKE — The village Board of Trustees will add one member while retaining another after Tuesday’s election. Villagers elected Democrat Clint Hollingsworth, 41, and re-elected Republican David “Haji” Maroun, 47, who will serve his third term for the board. Hollingsworth ...

Massachusetts, California, Nevada approve recreational marijuana

LOS ANGELES — The marijuana legalization movement scored its biggest victory yet Tuesday as voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational pot, making the drug fully legal in the nation's most populous state and giving it a toehold in the densely populated ...

Wait till next week for Wilmington justice write-in race

WILMINGTON — With no candidate on Tuesday’s ballot for one town of Wilmington justice position, the public won’t know if the only known write-in candidate has the job until next week, according to Essex County Board of Elections officials. Hope Smith-Holzer, 37, recently launched a ...

Clinton tops Trump in both leading candidates’ home state of New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton has won a convincing victory in the presidential race in New York. Clinton's win Tuesday over Republican Donald Trump in their home state adds 29 Electoral College votes to her tally. The election was never close in New York, with Clinton ...

Student election results vary widely

Some local students voted with food, some on a Google forum, others on paper, and their results were all over the place. In Lake Placid, for example, the middle and high school students share a building but not, apparently, an ideology on how to run the nation. Republican Donald ...

Turnout strong, no major issues reported at polls

Election officials in Essex and Franklin counties are reporting high voter turnout and no major problems at the polls so far today. “The numbers of voters we’re seeing coming in from the polling places, we’re very excited about,” said Essex County Republican Election Commissioner ...

Congress candidates cast their votes (photos)

The three candidates seeking to represent New York's 21st Congressional District cast their votes in their hometowns today. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican first-term incumbent in the House of Representatives, voted in Willsboro, where she lives in a house her parents own. Mike ...

After a tiring campaign, Tri-Lakers are eager to vote

LAKE PLACID — Forty minutes before the scheduled sunrise, eight voters clutched their hot coffees and wore their winter coats, lining the hallway of the first floor of the North Elba Town Hall, ready to cast some of the first ballots of what might be the most anticipated Election Day ...

ADE offers immediate, localized election news

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise will cover the election from a local perspective tonight, posting results and stories as soon as they are available on www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com as well as the Enterprise Facebook and Twitter pages. Polls close at 9 p.m., and at least some race ...

Polling places

Polls are open until 9 p.m. - Town of Harrietstown Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake, 518-891-1470 or -4500 - Town of Franklin Franklin Town Hall, 7 Cold Brook Road, Vermontville, 518-891-2189 - Town/village of Tupper Lake Holy ...

Randall, Devlin, Monroe to seek Lake Placid village board seats again

LAKE PLACID — Village Mayor Craig Randall and trustees Art Devlin and Scott Monroe each said Monday they intend to seek their seats on the village board again when their terms expire early next year. Speaking at Monday’s regularly scheduled board meeting at the village Beach House, the ...

APA will talk land classification package this week

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will hold a public hearing on a huge state land classification package this week, at the same time as it meets to discuss, among other things, the Saranac Lake Marina and a biomass heating system for this hamlet’s state office ...

Dew, Maroun square off for Franklin County legislator

Voters in the towns of Tupper Lake and Santa Clara will either re-elect a veteran politician to his seat on the Franklin County legislature or replace him with an independent challenger on Tuesday. Timber Lodge owner Donald Dew Jr. is running under the Adirondack Revival party banner in an ...

Election exhaustion

Two hundred days ago, Donnie Rearden of Dannemora was “The Dude” at “The Donald’s” rally at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh. Four days before Donald Trump would go on to win the North Country and the state of New York in the April 19 Republican primary on his way ...

GOP vs. Green: Candidates’ stances differ greatly in Assembly race

State Assemblyman Dan Stec’s sole challenger to return for his third two-year term in the 114th Assembly District is Green Party challenger Robin Barkenhagen, the owner of a head shop and art glass gallery in Glens Falls. Stec, a Republican from Queensbury, has served for four years in ...

With ballot vacant, Wilmington woman seeks justice job

Though she is a write-in candidate, Hope Smith-Holzer has launched a grassroots campaign to inform Wilmington voters of her candidacy for the town’s vacant justice seat. There won’t be any candidate on the ballot for Wilmington justice when residents go to vote Tuesday. Timothy ...

St. Armand clerk runs alone for first election

Voters in St. Armand will have just one town position to consider on Tuesday. The unexpired term of former town clerk Davina Winemiller is on the ballot, following her resignation earlier this year. Barbara Darrah was appointed to the position in June and has held it since then. She’s ...

Rep. Stefanik didn’t always vote with her party

On June 16, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik cast a deciding vote against an amendment that sought to stop the military from enlisting undocumented youth. The vote was among dozens of votes this year in which Stefanik, R-Willsboro, split from the House Republican Conference. Of 237 ...